Italy based Enel has announced construction work has begun on a 20MW portion of its energy storage plant in Germany.
The Cremzow storage facility was Enel’s first in the country and already has 2 MW/3.2 MWh operational and the expansion will bring its total capacity to 22 MW/34.8 MWh.
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2018 and is a result of an EUR 17 million agreement between Enel Green Power Germany, local wind power company Enertrag AG and Swiss energy storage solutions company Leclanche SA (SWX:LECN).
EGP Germany holds 90% of the special purpose vehicle (SPV) that owns the asset, while Enertrag has the remaining 10%. Leclanche will act as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.
The Cremzow plant was built to achieve the following:
- To provide frequency regulation services
- Help stabilise the German grid
- Facilitate the transition to renewable energy sources
- To later be integrated with Enertrag’s wind farms